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Review: CheckBook Pro for Mac stores organizes and displays financial information

CheckBook Pro for Mac helps you track your finances with a variety of tools, many of them offering efficient access to your financial information. It is designed to import information directly from other sources, including your financial institutions and Quicken Essentials for Mac. You can also manually input transactions, reconcile them, add scheduled deposits and debits, and create a graphic overview of your accounts. The app supports working with multiple accounts and allows you to track where the money comes from for each transaction.

Once you install CheckBook Pro, you can open it from the Launchpad. Begin by naming your … Read more

Review: BusyCal for Mac manages tasks, calendars, and to-do lists with ease

BusyCal for Mac makes it easy for you to organize multiple calendars and provides you with essential features you'll need in the office, like task management and to-do lists. This premium product includes all the features you'd expect from an app of its kind: multiple calendar views, reminders, notifications for events, and even the ability to create events using voice commands. It's a well-built app with a lot to offer.

Once you install BusyCal for Mac, you are presented with an assistant that lets you tweak the basic functionality of the app. You may optionally install a … Read more

Review: NetShade for Mac reroutes all your Web traffic through an online proxy

With its functionality and unobtrusive operation, NetShade for Mac enables you to protect your online security by connecting to the Web anonymously. This premium product comes with a ten-day trial and can connect to free online proxies as well as dedicated VPN servers that deliver better reliability and speed. The app manages to cover all the basics in terms of features and delivers them in a custom but easy-to-use interface.

When started for the first time, NetShade for Mac asks you to install a helper tool. Once you do that, you are presented with a clean, attractive interface. You'll … Read more

Review: Futsal Board Free is a great if somewhat steeply curved app

Futsal Board Free adds to the long list of great play-calling apps for the iOS platform and manages to stand out as one of the more complete and feature rich. The app includes a range of options from full court to half, chapter settings, and a record function -- making it a very useful tool for players and coaches, alike. There's a steep learning curve here, but the payoff is worth it.

When you load Futsal Board Free for the first time, the app places every marker on the screen including all of the player markers and the ball. … Read more

Panasonic's massive 4K tablet said to arrive in US in January

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet, which shown off at CES in January, could be landing the US at the beginning of next year.

Panasonic's Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 will go on sale in the US in January for a whopping $6,000, according to Engadget. The Japanese company had already announced that the ultra HD slate would be available in Europe in November.

The tablet has stunning 3,840x2,560-pixel resolution and, according to Panasonic, its IPS Alpha LCD panel accepts "10-point multi touch" and has "a unique natural handwriting pen option."

The tablet runs on … Read more

Review: Delete data securely with Free File Shredder

Don't rely on Windows to delete your files; use a secure deletion tool like NITBits Free File Shredder instead. Free File Shredder's three levels all delete files and folders more securely than Windows does. It empties the Recycle Bin securely, too. Free File Shredder deletes batches of files and records its actions (including any messages) in a log file you can save. Although Free File Shredder is extremely easy to use, it includes a full Help file with tutorials. Free File Shredder runs in most Windows systems, from 2000 to 8; we ran the latest release, v5.4.… Read more

Review: Back4Sure makes backing up a dream, thanks to its great features

Back4Sure makes it easier to back up your files in one fell swoop. You'll be able to copy all of the files you want to another drive with just a few clicks. Since it supports external drives, compression, and so many more advanced features, you'll probably never go back to the standard way of backing things up.

This program lets you instantly copy any files to another section on your computer or another drive. Instead of having to highlight and drag your files to the new drive, you just click the checkboxes you want to get started. You … Read more

Review: Twidget improves the Mac-based Twitter experience

Twidget for Mac belongs to the genre of widgets that make sensible and efficient use of the Dashboard feature on OS X. Instead of visiting Twitter, Mac users are now able to conveniently update their Twitter status right from their Dashboards by using this intuitive social networking tool.

With just a double-click on the file, Twidget for Mac immediately becomes available to load into the Dashboard. We signed in with our Twitter account, and clicked the check box that enabled us to view our timeline. With a successful log-in, we were able to see our profile's statistics at a … Read more

OzoneMap 0.5.4 Review

If you're sensitive to outdoor weather conditions, this app could literally be a lifesaver. OzoneMap maps hazardous ozone levels so you can anticipate dangerous weather before you're stuck in it. If this app worked in all cities and states, it'd be a must-have app for anyone with weak lungs or allergies. Since it's limited to a really small area, you probably won't be able to use it.

This mapping app uses Google Maps and data from ozone monitors in Houston, so it only gives data for the Houston region. For that area, you can see … Read more

Ravid Video Messenger 2.5.4 Review

In theory, a video messenger that lets you easily share your videos with friends seems to be a pretty useful application. While Ravid Video Messenger follows this model, there are other available applications already offering this option that perform much better.

The application loads quickly and the user interface offers a clean and modern design. Ravid Video Messenger is brightly colored and has sharp, high contrast text. It is easy to read and very intuitive in its use. A short registration is all that is required to begin sharing videos. Ravid Video Messenger allows the user to take videos with … Read more